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Aug 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
quote by president obama early on in that administration and he has put his nose in a lot of places during that time. i was taken aback i this. i was rather surprised because here is someone i have been
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Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>> a quick reminder of the world headlines. barack obama ordering more transparency and surveillance, saying that they are not interested in spying on ordinary people. the u.s. and russia without two -- vow to find ways to mend their disagreements. bloodshed in pakistan. nine people killed as gunmen opened fire at a mosque after a devastating suicide bombing at a police funeral. turkey advises its citizens in lebanon to leave the country if necessary. the lebanese state agency said that it reviews the unknown group has claimed responsibility saying that the hostages would be freed in return for lebanese captives held in syria. u.s. firefighters are gaining ground against the california wildfire that is threatening hundreds of homes. good we the a step closer to finding the model for the mona lisa? -- could we be a step closer to finding the model for mono lisa? the election returned robert mugabe to power. the opposition has evidence that some there were some names duplicated on the list. >> thank you for joining us. our guest discussed molly. >> there is no question
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Aug 9, 2013 5:30pm PDT
>>> welcome to "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. u.s. president barack obama says he's reassessing relations with russia. he says american and russian leaders differ on a growing number of issues. obama spoke two days after canceling a summit with russian president vladimir putin. he says the u.s. relationship with russia changed after putin took over from dmitry medvedev. >> when president putin, who was prime minister when medvedev was president, came back into power, i think we saw more rhetoric on the russian side that was anti-american that played into some of the old stereotypes about the cold war contest between the united states and russia. >> u.s. and russian officials have been at loggerheads over the russian decision to grant temporary asylum to the american fugitive edward snowden. obama said the snowden episode reflects one of many emerging differences. >> it is probably appropriate for us to take a pause, reassess where it is that russia's going, what our core interests are, and cal ib rate the relationships. >> obama said that the russian position on th
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Aug 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
it incomplete. u.s. president barack obama says he has not made a final decision on how to respond to the chemical attack. obama said the syrian military's use of chemical weapons poses a security threat to the united states. he said he's considering a limited narrow military action but will not send ground forces. >> part of our obligation as a leader in the world is making sure that when you have a regime that is willing to use weapons that are prohibited by international norms on their own people including children that they're held to account. >> obama said he will talk with members of congress and foreign allies, then make his final decision. secretary of state john kerry says u.s. leaders have evidence syrian troops fired chemical weapons on a suburb of damascus. >> we know for three days before the attack, the syrian regime's chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area making preparations. >> kerry said syrian troops had orders to wear gas masks. he said u.s. leaders know chemical rockets hit only opposition strongholds and when and where they landed. >>> japan
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Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>> the u.s. government inches closer to military action in syria. the obama administration pushes forward, the international community is urging caution and restraint. more on the growing tensions ahead. the water of the santa barbara coast hide a secret. it has been offshore fracking even though there are no regulations and the coast was once trashed by an oil spill. pay raises and bonuses are usually reserved for rewards for doing good work that is not the case for many of the nations top ceo's, especially at a time of rowing wealth inequality. more on that later. it is friday, august 30. i am megan la paz and washington, d.c.. president obama and his cabinet are still delivering on whether or not the u.s. should become militarily involved in syria and to what extent. six jerry of state john kerry addressed the public reiterating administration rhetoric against bashar all assad. >> our concern is not just about some far off land oceans away. that is not what this is about. are concerned with the cause of the defenseless people of syria is about choices that will direct the effec
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Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm PDT
with us. >> time for us to bring you the second part of our debate. we are talking about why barack obama and vladimir putin will not be meeting. from syria to siberia, let's bring in our guest, a specialist in the american- russian relationship. and senior fellow ship at the partnership for secure america. was this just for a short time, he is a journalist at the russian service. halfway through this, you are off. we will get your thoughts in a moment. by satellite we have to guess, the director studies at the institute democracy, good to see. in washington d.c., the chief political columnist and one house correspondent for newsmax. what are the issues that could fit into something called human rights under the criminal justice system? your time is scarce. tell us what you have written about its implications and ramifications for all of us. >> i am following this case like you are for several years. each time there's something new, it gets more and more unbelievable if you have read kafka or orwell, this is nothing. they say the russian officials stole 230 million. people put him in pris
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Aug 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT
that president obama has military options available. he has met with advisers to consider actions following an alleged chemical attack blamed on the syrian government. three destroyers are currently deployed, with reports of another is on the way, all of them carrying up to 300 cruise missiles, which is more than enough to act rapidly if obama wants to order the strike. there is also the nato maritime group, which includes four more ships. and if we look at the mainland, the u.s. and western allies military presence around syria is also very significant. we are following america's military willingness. >> it appears the u.s. is no longer just using words to address these. crisis. they are pointing to possible military action now being deliberated. despite the fact the unconfirmed reports made by the syrian rebels not been verified, president obama has called recent allegations of chemical weapons being used by the syrian government a big event of grave concern. white house officials say the u.s. has a range of options and the administration is going to act very deliberately in making decisi
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Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
of injuries and on eyewitness reports. these kinds of discussions are emerging as barack obama, the american president, talks about things with his security advisers and terms of an american response is, indeed, there has been the use of chemical weaponry. president obama has repeatedly said if a side uses chemical weapons, that would be a egregious, and then foreign and american intervention would be justified. now, this comes as the united states uses its naval forces to move closer, and we are hearing from the united states that it would be prepared to strike if, indeed, called upon to do so. this comes as serious and state television said soldiers entered a number of tunnels that had been used by rebel fighters, and there, they found evidence of chemical waste. there were empty shells that had marks on them made in saudi arabia, saudi arabia being a critic of the president, bashar al-assad, and there seem to be a lot of reports and evidence that the rebels, in fact, are responsible for carrying out these chemical attacks. all of the footage and all of the reports circulating online are,
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Aug 7, 2013 11:00pm PDT
>> u.s. president barack obama has canceled plans to meet with russian president vladimir putin in moscow next month. the move comes after russia granted temporary asylum to former natnal security agency ntractor edward snowden. a white house official says obama still plans to attend the g-20 economic summit in petersburg. putin's foreign-policy aide said that president obama's decision to cancel the meeting is disappointing. he says it is clear that the decision is linked to the snowden dispute. he said russia's invitation for obama to visit the country was still in force. they last met in june on the sidelines of the group of eight summit in northern ireland where they disagreed on the syrian crisis. in egypt and thousands of backers of the ousted mohamed morsi are currently camping out in cairo and holding daily protests outside security buildings. a bloodshed in the country may know her son and -- may now worsen. >> rallies supporting mohamed morsi continued on the final night of ramadan. for the first time, balloons joined morsi's pictures and egyptian flags conveying the m
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Aug 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to do so. in a new interview, president obama said this over -- about the oversight of the nsa. >> what was learned was nsa had in it ridley, -- inadvertently pulled the files of americans in violation of their own rules. they presented those problems to the court. the court said, this is not going to cut it. you will improve the safeguards and this is what happened. >> note how president obama the rule violations were accidental. this account ridley contradicts a statement the nsa has made. it said, " rare instances of violations of authority have been found" so not all of these violations were accidental. the president was right when he said fisa courts demanded it makes changes to its surveillance program. "the guardian" has a story about efforts to wring nsa into compliance with court orders. using new leaks from edward snowden, they uncovered that the nsa paid millions of taxpayer dollars to technology companies so these internet businesses would be in complianceith the fisa ruling. that is not the only development humming out of the leaks today. -- coming out of the leaks today. "
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Aug 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
reported such weapons were found in an armory belonging to opposition forces. u.s. president barack obama discussed the situation with david cameron on saturday. they expressed grave concern over the use of chemical weapons. they also agreed to consult closely about potential responses by the international community. obama convened a meeting of the national security council. he received a detailed review of the options the international community can take in reaction to the alleged use of chemical weapons. u.s. media report that the u.s. reinforced guided missile destroyers off the coast of syria. observers say obama remains cautious about military intervention without any concrete evidence. >>> the post communist party official has denied allegations by a prosecution witness on the fourth day of his trial. the court held a hearing on the chart that bo blocked an investigation into a murder case. in august 2012, bo's wife was convicted of killing a british businessman. bo's former subordinate, former police chief, appeared as a witness for the prosecution. a series of scandals involving b
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Aug 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's thursday, august 29dth. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> u.s. president barack obama said u.s. officials have concluded that syrian forces used chemical weapons on civilians. in an interview on public television, he said members of his administration do not believe the opposition could have carried out such a attacks. handy said there needs to be international consequences. obama back upped syrian opposition leaders who say last week government forces attacked their neighborhoods in the suburbs of damascus. they say hundreds of people were killed. u.s. commanders say they're ready to launch strikes if president obama orders an attack. syria's prime minister took to state tv to warn them not to. he told them and their allies that syria would become their graveyard. he said the world still remembers how the west started the war in iraq ten years ago. he said u.s. officials falsely claimed the iraqis possessed weapons of mass destruction, then guided international opinion in the wrong direction. residents of damascus are preparing for the worst. they're stocking up on food and
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Aug 27, 2013 7:00pm PDT
against syria? a day after john kerry warned that the obama administration would hold the searing government accountable for "the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians," the germ breed for intervu -- drumbeat for intervention is growing louder. a strike could come as early as thursday. officials are in the process right now of declassifying documents to justify that intervention. you just heard in the past few minutes those documents could be released in the next couple of days without a u.n. mandate. the white house insists barack obama has yet to make a decision but his actions including telephone diplomacy with australia and the french president franÇois holland suggest he is trying to forge and coordinated approach. his secretary of defense says the u.s. is ready to go with all military options. when and if the order comes down from the u.s. president. the uk, david cameron cut short his summer holiday recalled parliament to debate the response to the crisis. a vote is set for i thursday. tonight we are asking how it would be legally justified. is it even legal under internat
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Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
attacks near damascus last week. obama said the u.s. had not yet decided whether to go ahead with military intervention. the permanent members of the un security council have held talks on a british resolution that could allow military action in syria, but that meeting has ended in deadlock. full report later on in the program. thousands gathered in washington to pay tribute to a historical day for civil rights in the u.s. 50 years ago, in 1960 three, the march on washington and martin luther king junior's iconic "i have a dream" speech changed history forever. i will be back in 30 minutes for more. now back to michelle in new york. >> thanks. despite the situation in syria, u.s. stock markets advanced today comer singh -- reversing two straight sessions of losses. the dow and nasdaq rose 0.4%. the s&p 500 gained 0.3%. we had a big syria fueled selloff yesterday. some traders saw this as a buying opportunity and jumped into the market. still believing the u.s. equity market will rain resilient or the lesser of all evils, the best place to invest. big gains in the energy sector as well as e
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Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm PDT
an investigation and hinting at a possible conspiracy. barack obama told cnn that he saw the incident as a big event of grave concern. the forces loyal to the president were responsible for the attack. >> my hope is that access to the site i that the u.n. mission can investigate on the ground and shed light on the situation. i will go back to what banking moonset on this earlier. >> the political scandal that has gripped china for over a year now, after a final day of hearings on saturday, judges will be great. they are on charges of corruption and abuses of power. many believe that sentence could be reduced to life behind bars. the verdict is expected in early september. >> a video link in the courtroom to to put forward her version of events. on friday, she submitted pre- recorded evidence from prison as part of her husband lost trial. she says he was well aware of the bribes that she had been pocketing. >> she knew everything. everything we needed, we asked for his help. >> testimony that her husband described as crazy. she is accused of received 2.5 million euros from businessmen. he denie
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Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
's attack that killed hundreds of civilians in the suburbs of damascus. u.s. president barack obama and his allies are considering military action, but they're facing strong opposition. british prime minister david cameron's coalition government proposed a motion that would have authorized british forces to join a strike, but a majority of lawmakers, including members of his own party, rejected the motion. >> the is to the right, 272. the nos to the left 285. so the nos have it. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> french president francois hollande says the british parliamentary vote will not affect his country's will to punish the syrian government. he told newspaper it's up to each sovereign country to decide whether or not to participate in a military operation. but some u.s. allies in the war on terror are cautious. officials in poland, italy and canada say their militaries will not take part in any action without the endorsement of
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Aug 7, 2013 5:30pm PDT
that decision was a factor behind the cancellation of a moscow summit between president barack obama and president vladimir putd en. the one on one meeting was supposed to take place next month ahead of the g-20 summit in st. petersburg. white house officials say obama will go to the g-20 meeting. >> we were not at the point in our progress on a number of these issues that a summit at the presidential level was the most constructive step. >> she also cited the gap between the two sides on missile defense, nuclear disarmament and human rights, but she says that the u.s. is committed to dialogue with moscow. she said her government will host a meeting of russian and foreign defense ministers on friday as scheduled. many senior u.s. lawmakers have supported obama's decision. washington says it will continue demanding snowden's extradition. putin's presidential aide is disappointed at the summit cancellation. he said the decision clearly shows the u.s. is not prepared to develop relations with russia on an equal basis. but he said the invitation for obama to visit russia still stands and
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Aug 14, 2013 12:30pm PDT
you think that president obama is going to want to take ownership on iran at this stage? maybe this is for jim dobbins -- you talk about engaging on syria . did ministration has said it is not want to talk to iran about syria at all. you talk about a bilateral channel, naming chief negotiator. iran has refused to have a two- minute bilateral with wendy sherman at the p-5 plus one. >> obama ownership, the question is, do you want another war in the middle east. it is very clear that nobody does. president obama has made that clear. jim is right that whatever happens in syria, there will be an iranian quotient to how to deal with that. by laterals, it would not think the you need to appoint a new negotiator. negotiations can proceed in the context of the p5 plus one. some months ago we started out with just a few bilaterals. i think it was china and maybe germany. now britain and france have been added. maybe there will come that magic day when mr. julie leung wendy sherman will do more than ask each other for talks -- he and wendy sherman will do more than ask each other for tal
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Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
and opposition forces blamed each other. u.s. president barack obama hasn't made a decision on whether to launch a military strike. he's working with his national security team to review the options available to him. >>> a member of the anti-government forces in damascus told nhk that assad supporters are fleeing the capital to areas firmly under government control. this person also says syrians are stocking up food and water. >>> the u.s. and allies say the aim of military action in syria would be to stop further use of chemical weapons, not topple the assad government. the u.s. navy is deploying four destroyers in the mediterranean armed with tomahawk cruise missiles. the u.s. would likely use the missiles in a military action. they may also use long distance bombers deployed at bases in neighboring countries to attack syrian military facilities. the british military may fire cruise missiles from submarines and support u.s. operations from the bay in cypress, the new york times is reporting the u.s. may target syrian units that have used chemical weapons as well as missiles capable of carrying
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
states on the verge of military action in syria. today, president obama gave a speech at the lincoln memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, but more pressing on his mind is how the united states and allies will react to an alleged chemical strike in war-torn syria. the special envoy to syria acknowledged special -- some kind of chemical substance was used outside damascus, claiming the lives of more than 1000 people. nato called the attack a clear breach of norms -- international norms. planning for a round of military strikes against selected targets of the assad. the white house stressed that the goal is not to remove assad from power, but to punish his government for the attacks. president obama is unlikely to find support in the arab world for military strikes against syria. the arab league, though it blames the syrian government and has blamed president assad, will not endorse military retaliation. the u.s. congress wants a say before military action is taken. 22 members of the house of representatives have written a letter demanding congress ap
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Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
obama told pbs yesterday he did not want a prolonged military intervention. >> if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on a national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> the white house announced it will brief members of congress later today on plans to move forward with a military's right, and it -- military strike, and will reduce evidence -- release evidence of the assad rweegime's responsibility. i asked her correspondent what iran's backing of the syrian means -- regime means for the country. >> iran is a close ally of these -- the syrian president bashar al-assad. we are hearing from iran that they will apply pressure to prevent military action happening inside that country. we heard from a confidant of the supreme leader khamenei, and he says syria's is iran's province, and if we lose syria we lose tehran. any kind of action inside syria will open the floodgates,
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Aug 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
tensions that may derail a meeting between president obama and vladimir putin. >>> more protests are planned by the military backed plan to leave the streets. ♪ and a traditional singer in china is drawing attention by drawing on our roots and competing in a talent contest on tv. >>> the obama administration and some u.s. lawmakers are criticizing russian leaders for giving an american fugitive safe harbor. they call it a disappointment and a disgrace. u.s. authorities want the former intelligence contractor because he leaked details of top secret government surveillance programs. snowden walked out of an airport in moscow after spending five weeks inside. he's facing charges of espionage and theft after revealing the national security agency collects private phone and internet data. spokespersons say the edition will ndecision will not affect relations with the u.s. >> we are extremely disappointed that the russian government would take this step despite our clear and lawful requests in public and private to have mr. snowden expelled to the united states to face the charges ag
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Aug 9, 2013 6:00am PDT
hopes president barack obama will one day visit hiroshima. he became the first to attend the annual memorials in hiroshima and nagasaki. >> president obama, as you know, has promoted an agenda of elimination of all nuclear weapons. i have no doubt that the president would support that decision to go, which he did. >> roos says it would be an honor for obama to visit hiroshima during his presidency. >>> tens of thousands of people were killed when the atomic bomb exploded over nagasaki, but one little girl survived, even though she was very close to ground zero. for nearly seven decades, she has kept that experience to herself, but now she's shared the story of her miraculous survival. nhk world's nana yamada reports. >> reporter: the nagasaki peace park. it was right about this place that the atomic bomb exploded on august 9, 1945. just 120 meters away, this shelter was packed with people. all of them died except for one, 9-year-old sachiko kurikawa. sachiko was carrying her little sister on her back when she was knocked off her feet by the blast. she was found half-buried near the
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Aug 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
briefed on the latest details and are discussing possible responses. u.s. president barack obama has condemned egyptian leaders. he's canceling plans to hold joint military exercises next month. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise, which was scheduled for next month. >> obama said the state of emergency should be lifted immediately. it allows military and police to detain people without a warrant. obama said the u.s. may take further steps if the violence continues. he did not mention what his government would do about aid to egypt. the u.s. provides about $1.5 billion a year. >>> world leaders are urging peace after the crackdown. pope francis says he's praying for the victims. >> translator: i wish to offer my prayers to all the victims and their families, the injured, and all those who are suffering. >> pope f
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Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to file a request as soon as next week, file a request that president obama pardon bradley manning or at least commute his sentence to time served. he served over three years that he has een in confinement over three years justin this -- throughout the trial and pretrial. the case is going to the army court of appeals and it is possible that it could go all the way to the supreme court. >> thank you. >> for more on what the sentence means for bradley manning and other whistleblowers, is -- i was joined by the national security and human rights director at the human accountability object. and a professor of law at howard university and a former chief prosecutor at guantÁnamo bay. i asked colonel davis with this sentence means for manning? > >> that number likely results in private manning serving about another eight to nine years of he will get credit for time served. you get good time credit as a third off 10 days a month. and he is held to per -- perl. -- parole. >> this is the criticl phase of the trial. manning had accepted guilt for some of these charges. the only question was
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
are considering all options for dealing with the crisis in syria. u.s. president barack obama says he believes syrian government forces used chemical weapons on civilians. obama and his allies are considering military action. the leader of syria's main opposition alliance is urging a swift strike against the regime of president bashar al assad. syrian national coalition chief made the appeal during talks with french president francois hollande. he stressed the need to seek a political solution, but he added this can only be achieved if the international community is capable of bringing a stop to the escalation of violence. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says a team of investigators investigating the use of chemical weapons will leave on saturday. >> they will continue investigation activities until tomorrow, friday. and they will come out of syria by saturday morning and will report to me. >> u.n. officials had earlier said the inspectors would stay until early september to conduct investigations at four sites in syria. the u.n. security council has not been able to reach an agreement on h
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Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to what was said before, i do not think president obama was out thoughts --thought. he was concentrating on the settlement issue, and it provided an excuse to not talk for the last three years. the settlements are there. it will have to be dealt with. and this is what will have to be negotiated. if you take, for example, the u.n. resolution 242, which talks about creating permanent and secure borders, it does not talk about withdrawing from all territories. it talks about withdrawing from territories, and the word "the". there are hundreds of thousands of israeli citizens there, and there is nothing anyone can do about it right now. >> i am glad to hear an israeli emphasized the visible reality that basically says we are creating a new reality on the ground, and that is our position as we negotiate. a reality, and we have to deal with it. i am glad to hear it clear he. >> i am hearing the undertone, to. let's bring in jonathan. is this something the palestinians have to get over, simply? >> i think it will be a very tough issue, but most of the settlers will be deemed to be on the israel
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Aug 2, 2013 5:00pm PDT
between russia and the u.s.. the americans are reevaluating if president obama should attend the upcoming summit in moscow. >> authorities have declared a nationwide level to whether emergency. the disastrous effects of a very hot summer. >> a record-breaking heat wave wreaks havoc across china. tires exploded and a billboard burst into flames, sending plumes of smoke into the air. a bus tire explosion left two people injured. >> i was sitting on the see above attire and i felt a strong pain in my legs. i have no idea how i rolled to the front of the bus. >> several people have died of heatstroke as it went to the hottest temperatures and 140 years. experts blame the lack of rain for the scorching heat. enough in some areas to cook eggs. the heat wave is expected to stay put until mid august. stay tuned. >> welcome to this week in the americas. the u.s. army private bradley man in, what impact did the whistle blower have on america abroad? and negotiating with the colombian rebel group. and the villagers that take on the drug cartels. but first, viewed as a hero by some and a traitor by o
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Aug 7, 2013 12:30pm PDT
barack obama has postponed a meeting with his russian counterpart vladimir putin. obama and putin were planning to meet one on one next month ahead of the g-20 summit in st. petersburg.
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Aug 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
.c. vis-a-vis the situation in egypt? >> well, tell you what, no change of opinion from the obama administration, which has kept largely quiet about this. but there are a lot of u.s. senators now voicing their opinions about a potential suspension of any aid going to egypt, maybe a temporary postponement. that is the $1.5 billion in total aid per year that goes from the united states to egypt, most of that military aid. that's $1.3 billion per year. now, those voiceness the senate come from all sides, largely republican, and they include senators john mccain and lindsey graham. remember, they were the two senators who were in fact sent to cairo by president barack obama to discuss things, to maybe come up with a domestic solution. deputy secretary of state burns was also there. all of them came back empty-handed. these are the senators who already in egypt call what happened there a coup and who are now calling for a suspension of that aid. whether this is a general shift in opinion remains to be seen, though, because again, the obama administration certainly is not shifting. and
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Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
by talking about the 2011 fisa court ruling that was recently released by the obama administration. in it the nsa said it was stepping out of the shadowing by having this part released because it wanted to show that it operates lawfuly and fixes mistakes when detected. i asked if he thinks that statement is true. >> no. i basically believe all the fisa court orders to do domestic spying are basically general warrants and they're in violation of the constitution that is the right to privacy, fourth amendment principally but also the first amendment in terms of -- by giving that data the what it does is tells them who is associated with who internally in the united states. that's violating the right of free association under the first amendment. >> so when you have, however, on the other hand, you have john bates the judge having this scathing rhetoric within those court documents. what does that do? does that kind of solidify or not solidify the idea of the fisa court being a rubber stamp court? >> well, what -- the fisa court coming out and saying they really have no way of verifyi
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Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. >> barack obama said on wednesday that no decision has been made on intervention. congress has been briefed by intelligence officials. angela merkel called on moscow for a quick, unanimous reaction. they agreed that the conflict could only be solved by political means. they sent six typhoon fighter jets to a break -- to a base in cyprus. they said the planes would not take part in a military action. russia has sent two ships to the eastern mediterranean to strengthen their naval presence there. in other world news, france has called an emergency council meeting after a surge of violence in the eastern democratic republic of congo after the death of a u.n. peacekeeper between rigid in clashes between rebels and in the city. they have blocked the bid behalf against sanctions -- blocked the bid for sanctions after territory vowed to defend itself in the violence against the united nations, declaring the shelling to have come from rural areas. the supreme court has rejected a challenge in presidential elections. they expressed disappointment, declaring the party will not abide by the ruling. th
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Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
it will not affect summit talks between presidents putin and obama scheduled for september. >>> japan's deputy prime minister taro aso has had to retract some recent remarks. they can be seen as citing the nazis as an example japan could follow in amending its constitution. aso said he regrets having caused the misunderstanding. aso told a symposium monday he doesn't want to see a debate on changing the constitution conducted in a frenzy. he say germany's constitution was changed before anyone realized what had happened. aso suggested that japan could learn from their tactics. he retracted those remarks on thursday. aso said it's extremely important to discuss constitutional revisions in a level headed manner. >> translator: i cited the way nazi germany changed the weimar constitution as an example of a situation where no sufficient national debate took place amid a frenzied state of affairs. i understand that my comment has brought about a great deal of misunderstanding. i want to retract my citing of the nazis as an example. >> japan's chief cabinet secretary, yoshihide suga, said aso told him on
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Aug 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
expelled to the united states to face the charges against him. >> kearney said president barack obama would attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg in september. but the president may cancel a meeting around the same time with russian president vad mir putin. snowden released a statement on the wikileaks website. he said over the past eight weeks the obama administration has shown no respect for international or domestic law. but he said in the end, the law is winning. >>> itsy's supreme court has upheld a jail sentence against former prime minister silvio berlusconi for tax fraud. the ruling could throw the ile coalition government into crisis. judges upheld a four-year jail sentence against berlusconi, but that's automatically reduced to a year due to a law aimed at reducing overcrowding in prisons. the judge has ordered a lower court to review second part of a sentence, a five-year ban from public office. prosecutors say that he used offshore properties to buy the broadcasting rights for u.s. movies. they said he lied when declaring how much he paid and avoided about $9 million in taxes
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Aug 4, 2013 5:30pm PDT
a bomb. a spokesperson for president obama says that it presents an opportunity to resolve the issue. jay carney says that the u.s. will work with the new government provided it meets its international obligations and finds a peaceful solution. he knows that it represented a call by the iranian people for change. he says that the obama administration hopes that the country will make new choices to lead to a better future for iranians. >>> benjamin netanyahu says that he shares the -- the president of i ran looks to get rid of israel. >> translator: the president of iran may have changed. but the goal of the regime has not. iran's intention is to develop a nuclear capability, nuclear weapons, whose purpose is to destroy israel. >> netanyahu warned israel is prepared to use military action to prevent iran from developing nuclear capability. >>> the syrian prime minister met with rowhani before the inauguration. he delivered a message from the president. the agency said that asad wants to enhance strategic ties between syria and iran to protest against the actions of the west. iran is one of
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Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>> moscow relations begin new plunge as obama counsels a meeting with vladimir putin. the u.n. u.s. stressed this appointment the more potential bloodshed is now on the cards to japan's government vows to stop the leakage of the fukushima powerplant. the united states, the higher house, where the three women were held cap if andrade for a decade -- held captive and raped for a decade has been torn down. the government says militant lands to take over key cities. just stay with us. >> part two of our special debate it is mohamed vi going to see retaliation? thank you for being with us. on the other side of their studio, the journalist. back to the other side, the author and journalist. thank you for being with us. joining us iphone from casablanca is the former communication minister. in terms of what we have been talking about, the questioning of the people for the first time ever, a change of mind, a -- a change of decision by moroccan king for the first time ever. does this leave mohammed vi in a weak position now? >> first of all, i would like to read something in what has bee
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Aug 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to japan to attend ceremonies marking the bombings in hiroshima and nagasaki. >> president obama, as you know, has promoted an agenda of elimination of all nuclear weapons. i had no doubt that the president would support that decision to go, which he did. >> roos says it will be an honor for obama to visit hiroshima during his presidency. >>> chinese patrol vessels circled japanese territorial waters around disputed islands for 28 hours until they finally left. this was the longest intrusion by their government vessels since japan nationalized the senkaku islands last september. officials of the japan coast guard says four chinese coast guard patrol vessels entered japanese waters in the east china sea on wednesday morning. they remained there until noon on thursday. a ship carrying a japanese local assembly members had been cruising in the area at the same time. the chinese vessels remained just outside japanese territorial waters. coast guard officials are warning them not to approach japan's waters again. chinese government ships have intruded on 38 days this year. japan controls the
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Aug 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the u.s. president barack obama called out to gays boycotting the olympics though he added his voice to growing criticism to what many are seek as heavy handed discrimination. >> she is called sweetie, he is called sunshine and the two sunshine pandas are thought to have mated. staff there believe sweetie could be pregnant a rare event as they are only fertile two or three days a year but they have encouraged the couple by building a love tunnel. the cub could be been in september and it can be the first to be born in britain. >> stay tuned to "france 24." more news coming up shortly. >> this week on the next look at how the financial crisis has turned the web into something of a researcher's paradise. the week's news. and the videos of the week. consumption france the retailer of secondhand goods is booming. in six years it has become the second most popular website and leading classified in the country in this virtual secondhand store anything can be given new life. nowadays in france if we want to buy a bed we wonder if we should buy new or used. there could be a substantial diff
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Aug 15, 2013 11:30pm PDT
the violence that is spreading across the country. rock obama has also canceled a joint u.s. and egyptian -- barack obama has also canceled a joint u.s. and egyptian military exercise. stay with us. thank you very much for watching. we will see you tomorrow. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- 
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Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
is fair game to go after those journalists. we have seen here in the u.s., the obama administration going after journalists from "the new york times" or fox news for perceived leaks. across the board and here in the uk, there is a clear message of intimidation being sent that if you get too close to home they will go after you. all journalists everywhere and anyone who supports a free press and who supports freedom for us to find out the truth about what our administration and elected officials are doing, anyone who supports of those things should worried about those developments. >> i want to you a quote and a response to how his partner, david miranda, was treated. "i will be far more aggressive from now on and i will publish many more documents and i will publish things on england. i have many things on their spying system and they will be sorry for what they did." healer getting a lot of slack obviously from a bunch of different news stations saying that it is revenge journalism, but is it justified for him to go all out on the uk government especially considering that is arguably wit
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. while the obama administration is trying to beat its critics to the punch in the wake of the nsa surveillance scandal, they are coming clean, in a way, anyway. and the ruling that came out in 2011 after the electronic frontier foundation filed a request pretty recently. the court lambasted the nsa for illegally collecting as many as 56,000 e-mails from innocent people each year over three years. then the nsa proceeded to misrepresent the size and scope of that collection. john bates road the 2011 october decision said that the government's revelations regarding the acquisition of internet transactions marks the third instance in less than three years in which the government has disclosed a substantial misrepresentation regarding the scope of a major collection program. the secret is out. instead of reporters beating the piÑata, president obama spilled all the candy on the floor presumably so we will get our sugar fix and move on. is it really that simple? i first asked him how all of this could even be possible. >> that is kind of what the nsa figures are saying, but this center
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Aug 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
evidence of a large scale chemical weapons attack. >> president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the word's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> they've been contacting u.s. allies to discuss ways to respond. they plan to carry on with their work, but experts are divided about whether chemical weapons were even used. more from nhk world's chi yam ma geeshy. >> reporter: opposition leaders say the syrian military used chemical weapons last wednesday to hit targets in the suburbs of damascus. they say hundreds of people were killed, government officials argue the claims are baseless. members of the u.n. security council have expressed concern. syrian leaders first refused to grant a team of u.n. inspectors access to the site of the alleged attacks. international pressure caused them to reverse that decision. opinions vary on whether chemical weapons were used. spokes perns for doctors without borders say about 3,600 people went to hospitals after the alleged attacks. they say 355 of them died. >> what we can tell that important
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Aug 29, 2013 11:30pm PDT
this activity. >> the obama ministration maintains any strike would be limited, not an open-ended invasion. it strikes go ahead, parallels with the previous presidency will become more tempting. >> it will be a real irony if president obama looks a little like george bush by engaging in a limited military strike in syria. therefore drawing united states deeper into another middle east conflict. >> irony, indeed. the white house indicated it may not wait for the united nations weapons inspectors to return from syria to present findings, emphasizing they will not be swayed by the u.n.. with other allies now saying they will not join any strike, and the united nations security council said to me in a few days -- set to meet in a few days, if washington goes soon it could find itself acting alone. >> the briefing just broke up. has the white house got the backing he needs here at home, if not abroad? like that is a question that will be answered in the coming hours. what we do know is smooth the evidence they presented, they actually said that bashar al- assad's brother may have been involved
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Aug 26, 2013 7:00pm PDT
nations from proceeding. one year after barack obama warned chemical weapons were a red line that could trigger u.s. military action. they are hinting they could act without formal united nations backing with options ranging from stepping up military aid to the rebels to no-fly zones or tactical airstrikes on government targets. assad has some pretty strong allies. russia and iran. they warned this week and that it be a grave error. assad gave an interview to a russian newspaper. the u.s. can expect to fail. america has taken part in numerous wars, but has never been able to achieve the political objectives. i will begin on my right. we have jordan. welcome to the show. former u.s. state department official, you were based and damascus in the early 1990s. well acquainted with the middle eastern region. right next to you on your right, thank you for being here. assistant professor and a specialist at the american university here in paris. you are a researcher with france foundation for strategic research. last, but not least, joining me by celebrate -- satellite from tel aviv. i am glad
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Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
hour. martin luther king's iconic i have a dream speech, president obama is set to get an address from the same spot in washington. kings march for jobs and freedom is considered the moment that calls for reforms. >> back in 1963, 250 thousand people came to washington to hear martin luther king demand equality for black americans. >> i have a dream. -- that my four little children will one day live in a nation what they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> it wrapped -- it was a turning point for the civil rights movement putting it on the national agenda. less than a year later, lyndon b. johnson signed the civil rights act which outlined segregation. thousands of marchers converged on washington, d.c. commemorating the anniversary. the rally was led by kings son and held for action on jobs, voting rights, and gun violence. >> this is not the time for nostalgic celebration. the task is not done. the journey is not complete. we can and we must to do more. >> speakers paid tribute over the past five decades including ba
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Aug 4, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. drones were all over headlines in recent years thanks to president obama's policy. the country has increasingly opted to use unmanned planes to fight its wars. in 2011, the u.s. military trained more drone pilots than fighter pilots for the first time in history. that trend is likely to continue. other countries have decided to join the movement. france is trailing in the race for unmanned planes. >> one of only four drones in the french air force. they can fly for 24 hours straight, 500 kilometers per hour. their eyesight is superior to those of humans. all four drones are used in military operations in mali. >> we do not have all the means necessary to carry out this kind of operation. during the war that we lead in libya, the united states gave us 80% of the targets we dealt with. >> on the other side of the atlantic, a very different situation. thousands of drones are in the hands of the u.s. air force. these images of a secret drone project in the 1960s show the united states understood the importance of unmanned aerial vehicles at an early stage. france has decided to buy a d
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Aug 8, 2013 11:30pm PDT
? >> it is the autonomous ones that i do not like. your other speakers said president obama says it is quite legal. of course, that is very questionable because they are attacking countries the united states is not at war with. even in libya, the war powers resolution in the united states is not being used. it might be that this is not a war, this is a human rights issue. innocent people are being murdered. setting that aside, the use of economists drones will develop very quickly. i do not think -- autonomous drones will develop very quickly. i could make you a killer autonomous robots within two weeks if i wanted to. the united states is concerned not to kill a lot of civilians, of course, but the problem with these weapons is they cannot -- computer systems cannot discriminate their targets. they cannot tell the difference between a combatant and a civilian. by 2020 at the very latest, the systems will be deployed. they do not know how to be proportionate. as you mentioned earlier, a lot of this war is on one side and that site will be the high-tech countries. any countries will have them. as s
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Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm PDT
.ncicap.org--  >> u.s. president barack obama has canceled plans to meet with russian president vladimir putin in moscow next month. the move comes after russia granted temporary asylum to former national security agency contractor edward snowden. a white house official says obama
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